This weekend, fancy hotel Claridges revealed the Christmas tree that will grace its famed lobby this year. Designed by a different fancy person each year, 2016's tree was was thought up by Apple impresario Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson. Ah, so this is what it felt like when humans discovered fire.
This dude is crazy and awful and screwed up but also bold and daring and a freaking total savage. Armed with a handsaw and a sociopathic personality, he literally chopped down a tree in order to steal a bike. A tree no longer exists because this guy saw a bike locked up to it and thought it’d be easy money to get.…
Can tree bark work as well as granite to provide handholds? Legendary climber Chris Sharma thought so, and set out to climb this 252-foot tall redwood in northern California.
The Friday night after Thanksgiving is when all the little forests pop up around the city. Most Christmas tree outlets—bodegas, parks, supermarkets, and big-box stores—have a team that comes in to set up wooden display racks, while electricians wire up lights to a generator and a truck drops off Fraser Firs to sell…
Trees are vital for human life: they use up CO2 and pump out oxygen, as well as providing food, fuel and, err, climbing frames, too. But how big would a single tree need to be in order to sustain the human race?
When Sam Van Aken found out that a New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008, he bought it to save those species and to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit.
Well, that's not how it's supposed to work. A guy cutting down a tree branch gets caught in a gnarly spill when the branch he was cutting down falls and takes him down with it. Nature isn't too kind when you're chopping her off, I guess.
If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn't convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously! After getting chopped to pieces by a man with a chainsaw, the tree stands straight up as if it were never knocked down in the first place as if to say…
It looks like a regular tree, but the Manchineel can kill you. Everything about it is extremely toxic. If you touch its leaves, they will cause "a strong allergic dermatitis." It's so bad that, if you stay under its foliage while it's raining, the water will cause instant blistering wherever it touches you. It gets…
As much as I like my Christmas Tree, I hate that it's dead and it has to be thrown away. I wish I knew about alternatives like the invisible tree above. Next year there will be no dead trees in this house for sure.
I came across this image buried in one of those wacky picture dumpster sites, wandering from url to url across the web. I don't know who set the tree up. I don't know how many thousands of LED lights are around that tree. And I don't know why people spend so much money making these things.
Enterprising tree poachers have stolen a gold, er, woodmine of a target: an 800-year-old red cedar tree that's one of the largest in the Vancouver Island area. It's gone now and it was stolen under a two-part operation that's been underway for the past year.
We may sing about purple mountains and amber grains, but one of America's most vital resources is its vast amount of carbon-catching, oxygen-spewing trees. Now, after six years of effort, NASA knows how many we've got.
If there was ever such thing as a country ran by Grinches, North Korea would be that country. Why? Well, according to the BBC, North Korea has warned neighboring South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if South Korea decides to light up Christmas trees near their border.
Witness these moronic thiefs steal a bike by chopping the tree to which it was chained to. That's right. A group of dumbassclowns thought that was the most efficient way to do it.
A fake Christmas tree can theoretically be used forever. A real Christmas tree has to be cut, bought, tossed out and replaced every year. So which one is better for the planet? According to the NY Times, the real one.
If a tree has been cut down and there aren't any witnesses, was it really cut down? So goes the thinking behind the group of people tagging Amazon rainforest trees, who wish to stop illegal logging for good.
The rabble rousers at the World Wildlife Fund (they re-named fake wrestling!) have created a new, PDF-type file format called WWF. It's a file format that CANNOT be printed out. The idea: save as WWF, save a tree.
Today, Rockefeller Center switches on its towering holiday gift to New York: a 74-foot spruce draped with 30,000 lights and 5 miles of wire. But New York's tree is not actually the biggest or the brightest on the block.